Occupy Wall Street and the Shift in Consciousness

Occupy Wall Street and the Shift in Consciousness

Jim Self talks about the Occupy Wall Street movement and how it relates to the Shift in Consciousness.

Jim Self Answers Shift Questions

im Self of Mastering Alchemy answers questions about the Shift:
– 1) What do you mean by “losing our memories”?
– 2) How can we best experience the Shift and help others?
– 3) Have all experienced the Shift and will all progress at the same rate?

Did Jesus Christ learn Buddhism ?

Did Jesus learn what he knew from India ? Where was Jesus and what was he doing from ages 12-30? What happened to him after Crucifixion? Why does the Bible leave out this important information?

Christ, Buddha and the Saviors of Mankind, Part 1

There are many comparative studies of the lives of the masters Gautama Buddha and Jesus, as there are many revisions about the lives of Krishna and others historically relevant spiritual masters. There are in many of them thematic parallels among the lives of these Saviors of Humanity. In cautiously observing this, it is almost awkward to declare that these facts are more than just coincidences, or just the result of random curse of events.

H.P Blavatsky, in her book “Isis Unveiled”, points out that Gautama was the son of a king; Jesus was also a rightful descendent of King David. Buddha was known to be one of the incarnations of Vishnu, and Jesus known to be an incarnation of the Holy Spirit. Both were pure expressions of the Divine. Both their mothers conceived their sons in a very special way; both of them, Mary (Jesus’ Mother) and Maya (Buddha’s mother) were known to have had immaculate conceptions. Even their names, Mary and Maya were proven to have come from the same root, from a distant registry that the human mind can no longer reach.

Both of these initiates were able to perform miracles, exceptional healings and transformational teachings. In the dark ages of mankind those parallels were dismissed to be only the work of the Devil, the great liar that wanted to confuse the rightful and the faithful.

Some other scholars, investigating the different religious backgrounds of the ancient world, could prove the existence of at least sixteen different traditions where the savior dies to save Humanity. This comes to prove that characteristics that are common to their stories are more than mere coincidences.

More than what it is publicized by the religious traditions of today, where the stories of the masters are nothing more than the sterilized version of their teachings, the spiritual path should be seen as a trail to the followed by advanced disciples, that inevitably one day will also save humanity. The difference now is the element of Sacrifice; not necessarily seen as it was a couple of thousand years ago.

The Tearing of the Veils

“Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split, and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised.”
~ Mathew Matthew 27:51

Gautama abolishes idolatry and creates huge conflict with the Brahmas’ that had the monopoly of the traditional teachings of the Hindu society. He promotes and teaches the mysteries of the unity, oneness and nirvana, and offers safe practices accessible to all castes in methods to reach liberation from the wheels of suffering and pain.

Jesus the Christ shows himself against the religious tyranny of the Pharisees and scribes of the Temple, and openly teaches the mysteries of the Kingdom of God. As we can observe, the convergence of facts and similarities are overwhelming. Esoterically, it is nonetheless said that Chris Jesus was a being originated from the Seventh Ray of Creation, while Buddha is said to be the master of the Fifth Ray. The fact is that these enlighten beings are rays and frequencies of the Christ-consciousness vibration, emissaries of the Light to bring about the opening of consciousness in their lifetimes.

From another angle, both of their traditional teachings speak about three different levels of realization, or there are three grades of human spirits. The upper level are called the elected, even though there is no elitism implied under the term that would derive any sense of exclusion. Among the Gnostics of ancient times, the elected were called Pneumatics, which in their language meant “guided by spirit”, among the Buddhist they were known as “Arias”, or advanced beings, the sacred ones.

The Second group, an intermediary one, were known among the Gnostics as the Psychics ,or religious ones. These, among the Buddhists, were known as Aniata.

The last group, for both doctrines, was comprised by the common men. The Gnostics called them the Somatics or Hylics, the “worldly” people: pure emotion and “living in the now” for pleasure. The Buddhist called them silly people, because of their permanent desire to dedicate their lives only for the immediate pleasures of life and are still immerse in Maya (illusion).

All the structural body of their teachings was designed to attend to the needs of these three grades of Human spirits. To the common men, or Somatics, the instructions were directed to practices of daily life and ethics.

For the second level of Souls, the psychics for the Gnostics and Aniatas for the Buddhists, the teachings were directed to a more ample vision in dealing with challenges of the daily life and spiritual practices. Most of these lessons can be found in the sutras and also in the Christian scriptures. Their perspective of this particular group was directed to the close care of these Souls, because both doctrines believed that this group of Souls could fall back into the broader group, if they did not have the proper instructions and spiritual practice. Also, their specialty resides in that they at the same time could be the group of Souls that could transcend and enter the realms of the “elected”, or the saved ones.

Finally, for the last level of human souls, the so-called Pneumatics[1] for the Gnostics or Arias for the Buddhists, both Masters offer what we call the “Accelerated Path”, or inner teachings. They are comprised by a more elaborated set of teaching since the accelerated path has its own privileged requirements and requires constant purifications and tenacious dedication.

This is not a path for many. Among the Buddhists, the monks have a period of study to develop the foundation of the future teachings. Just a few of these monks are invited to continue their studies, as they will be involving more than sutras and Tantra to reach their goals. For the Gnostics, the advanced techniques involved the practices of the Sacraments; for them the sacraments were five, as they were taught by Christ and later, his disciples. They were originally only five instead of the seven actually practiced by the Church today. Originally, the Sacraments were transformational rites of passage: our equivalent of modern initiations.

[1] From “pneuma” meaning “air” or coming from Spirit. These souls preserve a living connection with pleroma therefore considering the human spirit as a spark of God’s light and in effect a part of Body of God himself. They can be sometimes minimalists and ascetics individuals.

Source: http://humanityhealing.net (http://s.tt/16ljf)

Pineal Gland: The Transcendental Gateway

The Pineal gland is a little organ situated between the right and left hemispheres of the brain, in the exact center of the brain, and has long been thought to have been a vestigial remnant of a once larger section of the brain. The common perception is that the Pineal gland is an evolutionary leftover just like the appendix, but contrary to Western science and medicine, the Pineal Gland is the Master gland. The Pineal Gland is your 3rd eye or Seat of Clairvoyance (the power to see objects or events that cannot be perceived by the senses). It is also known as the Eye of Ra or Heru (God). It allows you to commune with the Creator and with positive force spirits in other dimensions.

The Pineal Gland has for long been associated with esoteric knowledge surrounding the spiritual, metaphysical aspects of consciousness and the Self. Metaphysicians throughout the ages have called the Pineal gland the third eye and the Seat of the Soul. It is said that all the vital psychic energies are channeled from the other chakras and up to the Pineal gland. This gland is also called the third eye because its structure resembles a lot the physiological constitution of our regular eyes: it has a membrane that functions as a retina, it has its fluids and also retains rods and cellular elements just as regular eyes.

The philosopher René Descartes, who dedicated much time to the study of the Pineal gland, called it the “Seat of the Soul”. He believed that it was the point of connection between the intellect and the body. It acts as a receiving mechanism capable of monitoring electro-magnetic fields and helping align bodies in space. With its central hormone, Melatonin, the Pineal not only regulates sleep/ wake cycles and the aging process, but also appears to act as the Mistress Gland orchestrating the body’s entire endocrine system and as a result, energetically speaking, the chakra system. It is also responsible for shamanic states, visions, kundalini awakening and prophetic dreams.

Q&A Sample:Could you elaborate on ego versus healthy self-esteem? – Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart describes how life can certainly be more pleasant with a good measure of self-esteem, but ultimately freedom comes by transcending form entirely.

Reverence Thyself First: Where the Sacred Journey Begins ~ Dennis Merritt Jones

“By having a reverence for life, we enter into a spiritual relation with the world. By practicing reverence for life we become good, deep, and alive.” — Albert Schweitzer

Where I live in Southern California we are blessed with year-around weather that encourages growth of just about anything planted in the ground. With the recent rains and 75-degree days there is a preponderance of green showing up everywhere. As I sat peacefully in my meditation garden this morning, my eyes were drawn to some weeds that were beginning to pop up among my beautiful lilies and bamboo. My first inclination was to pull them out because I didn’t want weeds to encroach upon and spoil the “perfectly groomed sacred space” I had dedicated to my meditation practices.

Thankfully, before I could act, that ever-present quite voice within gently whispered, “Be still and know, this too is sacred.” So I sat with the weeds and invited them to be my teacher. What was it I could learn about myself and life from the intrusion of a few errant weeds in my meditation garden? Emerson was on to something when he said that a weed was a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered. Perspective is everything. In an instant, what had, one moment earlier, been perceived as an inconvenient, unsightly nuisance instantly became another opportunity to practice reverence.

It was then that I recalled something I heard Dr. William Hornaday share long ago regarding reverence. He told the story of how Ernest Holmes, the author of The Science of Mind, would, on occasion, dine with a vase of weeds on his dining room table. What great insight and wisdom he had. He considered it a beautiful reminder that the creative intelligence of life flows equally through every living thing, and that the only real difference between a weed and a rose was the value we choose to place upon one over the other. Of course we can extend the same premise to every form of life, from snails, to whales, and everything in between, including you and me and every human being on this planet.

Reverence is the act of seeing through the form and recognizing and honoring the divine presence at its center, as well as its circumference. In other words, to see the sacred in a weed can be a spiritual experience if we are willing to look beyond form and see the divine essence therein. No less true, to see the sacred in ourselves can, likewise, be a spiritual experience; in either case, the only thing required of us is to deepen our perception by dropping our judgments. Our judgements are the primary thing that separate us from the awareness of our oneness with all of life.

The practice of reverence is how we transcend our judgments, which sets us free from the tyranny of the ego-self, which thrives on fear and separation by labeling everything and everyone as good or bad, desirable or undesirable, right or wrong, and so on. When it comes to how we tend to place other people in these categories, Swami Vivekananda spoke with great elegance to the issue of reverence when he said: “The moment I have realized God sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see God in him — that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free.”

Is it easy to rise to Vivekananda’s high call to practice reverence with every human being? It’s fairly easy with those people we love, like and respect. However, it can be a bit more challenging with many others, especially if they hold core values and beliefs that differ from our own. Between the pending presidential election and a war-torn world, we don’t have to look too far for ample opportunities to begin practicing reverence outside the circle of our comfort zone. While it may sound very idealistic, can you imagine a would where reverence was practiced by more and more people? Maybe so, maybe not, but there is nothing to say it can’t start with you and me.

The takeaway for me is this: While we may prefer roses over weeds, it doesn’t mean one is more sacred than the other; the Divine imbues itself equally in all living things, which includes each of us. What value shall we place on all that our eyes gaze upon today? Where might we begin the conscious practice of reverence? The ancient philosopher Pythagoras offers us the perfect place to start: “Above the cloud with its shadow is the star with its light. Above all things reverence thyself.”

In other words, above and beyond all appearances, opinions and circumstances, know there is a light, a sacred presence, within you. Recognize it, honor it, and revere it, and it will set you free to love the world. A spiritual experience awaits you in every moment of this day if you have eyes to see and it begins in the mirror. Reverence thyself first, remembering, as within — so without, and your life shall become the sacred journey you came here to have.

%d bloggers like this: